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Harvard Referencing

Short guide to Harvard referencing based on Cite them Right

What this guide does

This guide gives a brief explanation of citations and referencing and outlines some examples of referencing that are commonly used by SGUL students.  The information in this guide is based on Cite them Right (12th edition) by Pears and Shields (2022), which is the version of Harvard that SGUL officially uses. This book contains many more types of referencing examples so if you don't find your example on this guide, use Cite them Right.  Use the online version (you will need to log in with your SGUL username and password) or find it on the library shelve at PN171 PEA.

This guide will show you how to reference:

  • Books and ebooks

  • Journals and ejournals

  • NICE Guidelines

  • Webpages

  • Information from Canvas

Cite them Right  
Cite them Right is both a book and an online publication that gives comprehensive guidance on the principles of citing and referencing, as well as many examples of references using the Harvard format.  You are encouraged to use it for guidance in your referencing, as well as using this guide.  Use your SGUL network login to access the full online resource when offsite, using this link: 
Cite them right online - SGUL students and staff  


Find it on the library shelves at PN171 PEA.
Pears, R. and Shields, G. (2022) Cite them right: the essential referencing guide. 12th edn.  London: Bloomsbury Academic
Use the Cite them Right search bar below to search how to reference a particular type of information, for example journal article, or Act of Parliament.

Virtual tour of Cite Them Right Online

We have created this virtual tour which shows you how to navigate the Cite Them Right website.

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